Best Ways to See the Irish Countryside from Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s Capital City, is known for its rich history, lively atmosphere and, of course, world-famous pubs. While Dublin has no shortage of tourist attractions, many visitors to Ireland want to explore further afield. It’s no secret that the Irish countryside is home to enchanting folklore, lush landscapes and beautiful flora and fauna. Are you planning a trip to Dublin? One of the perks of the quaint size of the Emerald Isle is that the countryside is never too far away. Read on to find out the best ways to see the Irish countryside from Dublin…

Train Services

Best ways to see the Irish Countryside from Dublin
Views from the DART line

There are three train services available in Dublin, DART trains, Commuter trains and LUAS trams, all of which are run by Irish Rail. DART stands for ‘Dublin Area Rapid Transit’ and is a high-frequency service connecting Dublin City Centre with coastal suburbs, running from North Dublin to County Wicklow. The DART offers one of the best ways to see the Irish countryside from Dublin.

Take the DART southwards to Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. Stop in the seaside town of Greystones and enjoy the coastal hike to Bray. Take a stroll along the beach before enjoying a delicious Fish and Chips from one of the town’s iconic seafront vendors.

Fancy something different? Take the DART northbound to Malahide, home to the beautiful Malahide Castle and Gardens, one of the oldest castles in Ireland. Take a guided tour to learn about the castle’s fascinating history and explore the beautiful botanical gardens from just €14.

Wild Rover Day Tours

 Best Ways to See the Irish Countryside from Dublin
Kilkenny Castle

Wild Rover Tours is Ireland’s award-winning day tour provider, and undoubtedly one of the best and most convenient ways to experience the beautiful Irish countryside from Dublin. Wild Rover Day Tours depart Dublin City Centre daily, whisking guests away to some of the Emerald Isle’s best scenic locations and tourist attractions in comfort and style on luxurious coaches.

The Wild Atlantic Way is home to some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, from towering cliffs to beautiful beaches and everything in between. Experience some of the highlights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way with Wild Rover Tours on a day trip from Dublin to the iconic Cliffs of Moher, the beautiful Burren and the vibrant city of Galway, the Cultural Capital of Ireland.

Framed by the Irish Sea and the River Shannon, and home to over 5000 years of history, the east of Ireland is as historic as it is beautiful. Experience Ireland’s Ancient East on a day tour from Dublin with Wild Rover Tours. Stroll the cobbled streets of Kilkenny and hike the hills of Glendalough, County Wicklow.

Calling all Thronies! Travel out of Dublin for a day with Wild Rover Tours and visit the scenic locations where some of the most iconic blood-curdling Game of Thrones scenes were filmed, including the city of Braavos, the Keep of House Greyjoy, the King’s Road, and more! Learn more about our Game of Thrones tour here.

Public Bus Services

Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow

Dublin is served by a number of bus services, including Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and GoAhead Ireland. If you want to see the sights of the city there are several hop-on hop-off tours available however, if you want to experience the Irish countryside from Dublin, Dublin Bus is a great option.

Powerscourt Estate is located in the wild Wicklow countryside and is best known for its spectacular house and landscaped gardens. The 47-acre estate is set on the backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains and offers magnificent views of the Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding lush countryside. Take Dublin Bus, number 44, from the city centre to Enniskerry, a short walk to Powerscourt Estate. Spend time exploring the magnificent landscape and experience the highest waterfall in Ireland, set in a beautiful landscape at the foothills of the mountains.

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